Feudal Japan - The battle for the capital city of Kyo rages as warring political factions vie for power against hereditary rulers. After the murder of her parents at the hands of her seditious uncle, a young girl named Kintoki flees to the mountains to lead a harsh life, and is renamed Kai Doh Maru by the local villagers. Rescued by Raiko, the captain of 'The Four Knights' - honourable defenders who protect the peace of the city. She is raised within her group as a boy. Living among the knights, she learns the practices of martial arts and develops into a skilful samurai, becoming a permanent member of their team. Now, as a young woman of seventeen, she begins to discover new feelings of passion and love for Raiko¿ but she also discovers that these new emotions cause a storm of jealously and rage in another woman linked to her past. Set in the political intrigue of Japan's Heian era, explosive action, intertwined with a complex human drama, is brought to life in this a typical story of love, honour, jealousy and betrayal. Produced by the incomparable animation teams from Japan's IG Plus/production I. G. This fully digital animated tour de force features elaborately drawn 3D backgrounds, showcasing a unique colourisation scheme reminiscent at Japanese artwork from the period. Kai Doh Maru masterfully explores new and uncharted dimensions of anime, taking you back in time to a distant past, a beautiful and deadly world of lavish luxury, mind altering mysticism and bloody conflict.